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Aberrant origin of the inferior thyroid artery from the common carotid artery: a rare anatomical variation

Published inGland surgery, vol. 5, no. 6, p. 644-646
Publication date2016
Abstract

We describe the case of a rare anatomical variant of the inferior thyroid artery (ITA) taking its origin directly from the common carotid artery (CCA) instead of the thyrocervical trunk (TCT). This anatomical feature exposes to risks of perioperative bleeding and nerve injuries when it is unrecognized by the surgeons. Knowledge of its existence may be helpful to reduce risks for the patient.

Keywords
  • Anatomical variation
  • common carotid artery (CCA)
  • inferior thyroid artery (ITA)
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NGO NYEKI, Adèle-Rose et al. Aberrant origin of the inferior thyroid artery from the common carotid artery: a rare anatomical variation. In: Gland surgery, 2016, vol. 5, n° 6, p. 644–646. doi: 10.21037/gs.2016.12.03
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